Precision Machining Technology

  • AUTHORS: Peter J. Hoffman; Eric S. Hopewell; Brian Janes
  • ISBN-13: 9781285444543 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 800 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012
  • ©2015     Published
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About The Product

Packed with detailed examples and illustrations, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, 2e delivers the ideal introduction to today's machine tool industry, equipping readers with a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills. Now fully integrated with MindTap--an online, highly personalized learning resource--it provides learners with the most interactive and engaging experience available. The text is completely aligned with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard and fully supports the achievement of NIMS credentials. It also carries NIMS' exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Programs. More comprehensive than ever, the Second Edition includes new coverage of cutting tools, teamwork, leadership, and more. The text continues to provide an emphasis on safety throughout and offers thorough coverage of such topics as the basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and grinding processes, and CNC. A companion Workbook/Shop Manual provides helpful review material to ensure readers have mastered key concepts while guided practice operations and projects on a wide range of machine tools will enhance their NIMS credentialing success. Time-saving instructor resources are available at the Instructor Companion Site for the text. The carefully created resources include: PowerPoint chapter presentations with selected images, an Image Library containing images from the book, an Answer Key for both the Textbook and Workbook, and a NIMS Duties and Standards Correlation Grid. Also available with the text is a link to Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.


  • Packed with real-world illustrations, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, 2e offers a thorough introduction to the field of precision machining as it is practiced today.
  • Endorsed by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), this book is recommended for use in Level I Machining Programs. The text and package are aligned with NIMS Machining Level I Standards and support credentialing achievement.
  • Extremely reader friendly, the text meets the needs and capabilities of students with little or no technical background.
  • Detailed four-color photographs and illustrations show many step-by-step procedures, making the material easier for students to understand and apply.
  • A supplemental Workbook/Shop Manual reinforces the text, offers practical "hands on" learning exercises, and emphasizes the use of critical thinking skills.

About the Contributor

  • Peter J. Hoffman

    Peter J. Hoffman teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Machine Tool Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Vocational Education Level II certification from Temple University, and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level II certifications.

  • Eric S. Hopewell

    Eric S. Hopewill teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Tool Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Albright College. Mr. Hopewell also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certifications.

  • Brian Janes

    Brian Janes teaches at Bowling Green Technical College in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He has an Associate in Science Degree from Vincennes University, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Kentucky University, and a Master of Science Degree from Murray State University. Mr. Janes also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certifications.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Machining.
2. Careers in Machining.
3. Workplace Skills.
4. Introduction to Safety.
5. Measurement Systems and Machine Tool Math Overview.
6. Semi-Precision Measurement.
7. Precision Measurement.
8. Quality Assurance, Process Planning, and Quality Control.
9. Metal Composition and Classification.
10. Heat Treatment of Metals.
11. Maintenance, Lubrication, and Cutting Fluid Overview.
12. Understanding Drawings.
13. Layout.
14. Hand Tools (Safety Integration).
15. Saws and Cut-Off Machine.
16. Offhand Grinding.
17. Drilling, Treading, Tapping and Reaming.
18. The Lathe.
19. Work and Tool Holding Devices.
20. Machining Operations on the Lathe.
21. Threading.
22. Taper Turning.
23. Sizes and Types of Drill Presses.
24. Drills, Reamers, Countersinks and Counterbores.
25. Work Holding Devices.
26. Drill Press Operation.
27. Major Parts.
28. Vertical Milling Machine Cutter.
29. Work Holding Devices.
30. Drills and Drilling.
31. Squaring a Work Piece on the Milling Machine.
32. Milling Slots and Key Ways.
33. Pocket Milling.
34. Milling Angels, Radii and Diameters.
35. Surface Grinders and Grinding Wheels.
36. Grinding Wheels.
37. CNC Basics.
38. CNC Turning: Getting Started.
39. CNC Turning: Programming.
40. CNC Turning: Set-up and Operation.
41. CNC Milling: Getting Started.
42. CNC Milling: Programming.
43. CNC Milling: Set-up and Operation.
44. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Machining.

New to this Edition

  • Now fully integrated with MindTap Learning Path, the Second Edition of the popular PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY delivers more simulations and interactive activities, a simpler presentation for high school students, more in-depth questions (with answer keys), excellent technical support, and much more. By combining readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path, MindTap guides students through the course with ease and engagement. Instructors can personalize the Learning Path by customizing Cengage Learning resources as well as adding their own content.
  • Completely updated to full Texas standards, the new edition covers the latest practices and developments from the field.
  • The expanded appendix includes new reference material and machining data, offering students a wealth of additional resources.
  • Reflecting real-world practice, expansive cutting tool coverage offers the most up-to-date information available.
  • New coverage of teamwork and leadership helps equip students with the tools to succeed in today's workplace.

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